Welcome to Wazzah Resort
Nestled in a lush coconut grove, Wazzah Resort offers a fabulous and colourful tropical garden, just a few steps away from the quiet beach of Mae Nam.
This atypical place reveals a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by six charming and flowery bungalows offering a breathtaking sea view.
It’s in this poetic, relaxing and secluded setting that the owners Laura and Leonard, a French- Brazilian couple, will welcome you in a warm and unique atmosphere and let you discover their little piece of paradise.
Close to Santiburi Golf, its unique architecture gives the place a relaxing and exotic atmosphere. The Thai style rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished. Up in the hills of Mae Nam, Wazzah Resort is one of the most popular addresses in this part of the island. A secret retreat where simplicity, charm and relaxation are the watchwords.
We are Laura and Leonard, a French-Brazilian couple, and we just took over the Wazzah Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand.We met during our University years in Nantes (France) while we were studying Marketing and Communications. Hotel management wasn't exactly our field of expersise...
Nonetheless, we're a hard working couple and a bit stuborned too, so we decided to make a crazy bet and completely change our lifestyle. After a year and a half living and working in Bangkok, we left the big city to accomplish our dream, take over and renovate a small resort in the paradise island of Koh Samui. After 2 months of renovation we finally opened the hotel in July 2014.
Leonard was born in Brazil but he grew up in different countries all over the globe, Mexico, China, Hong-Kong, France... Big fan of Jules Verne, Leonard starts his professional life twenty thousand leagues under the sea in a submarine in the French Navy. He then goes to university where he obtains a Masters in Marketing and Communications. That is where he meets the girl from Ipanema (the girl from Nantes actually), Laura. He then works in the food industry for a large yoghurt company which sends him to Bangladesh to help malnourished kids in rural areas. Back in France, he joins a major food packaging company as Business Intelligence Manager and is on the look out for new beverage trends. That is when he discovers the success of coconut water and is given the opportunity to work for an american coconut water producer as "Coconut hunter". Leo moves to Thailand and starts looking for coconut farms all over the country. That's when he discovers the beauty of Koh Samui...
Laura is a French-Lao gastronomy lover. Words like "oyster", "snail" or "frog leg" makes her salivate. Laura started working in the wine business in Beijing, she then moved back to France to work for a famous luxury gourmet food company and then for a trendy British hand-made cosmetics brand. When she arrives in Bangkok she starts writing restaurant critics for a local French magazine. She also holds a blog with insights on what to do and what to eat in Bangkok : bangkokdelicious.wordpress.com
Koh Samui is the premier island destination in the Gulf of Thailand. Samui is easily accessible, features beautiful beaches and a variety of activities, and caters to visitors on any budget.
Koh Samui, Thailand’s second most popular island destination, is located in the Gulf of Thailand roughly 700 km. south of Bangkok and 80 km. from Thailand’s southern coast. Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and the largest in an archipelago of more than 80 islands that includes the Ang Thong National Marine Park, a kayaking paradise and day trip from Koh Samui. While Samui is small enough to be circumnavigated in just a couple of hours by motorbike or car, the island features such a variety of beaches and activities that it would be impossible to experience everything in a single visit. However, this was not always the case...
Until the late 20th century, Samui was home to a small community engaged primarily in fishing and harvesting coconuts. There were not even any roads on the island until the early 1970’s. However, once foreign visitors discovered this island gem, lush with tropical forest, fringed with palm tree lined stretches of golden sand, and surrounded by pellucid, aquamarine water, development quickly followed.
Today the beaches of Chaweng and Lamai are bustling beach towns with fabulous beach resorts, internationally acclaimed restaurants, and world-class nightclubs. Activities around Ko Samui include cooking courses, yoga instruction, Muay Thai training, scuba diving, and even golf. While there are a few quieter beaches that are ideal for relaxation, and some that exude old world charm, such as Bo Phut, which features converted, old Chinese shop houses, Samui is a lively, exciting place than it was a few decades ago. Koh Samui has developed into its own style of island paradise, retaining much of its natural beauty while offering nearly every imaginable activity or service for the ultimate beach holiday.